Hymn Without Words
- Adam Stanović
- Year of composition: 2019
- Duration: 11:23
- Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium
In early 2019, I was shocked to discover that composer and educator, Dale Jonathan Perkins, had suffered – but thankfully survived - a heart attack. During the slow months of his recovery, I found myself reflecting upon something that Dale – more than anyone has – has taught me; it is possible to explore a never-ending series of new musical ideas without needing to restrain or compromise one’s own compositional voice.
In celebration of this idea, Hymn without Words is dedicated to Dale, his music, and his aesthetic. It features extensive references (in both title and music) to Dale’s well-known cycle of works, Voice without Words.
- April 27, 2019, Sound Junction April 2019: Concert 4: Featuring David Berezan, Firth Hall — The University of Sheffield, Sheffield (England, UK)